CRES Applauds House Passage of Atomic Energy Advancement Act 

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today applauded U.S. House passage by a bipartisan vote of 365-36-1 of H.R. 6544, the Atomic Energy Advancement Act, led by U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security Chair and member of the Conservative Climate Caucus Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.).

“The advancement of nuclear energy technology is key to ensuring Americans have access to more reliable, affordable and clean power,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “CRES is proud to support Rep. Jeff Duncan’s (R-S.C.) Atomic Energy Advancement Act, which includes bipartisan provisions championed by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) and Reps. Rick Allen (R-Ga.), Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), John Curtis (R-Utah), Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.), Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), Bob Latta (R-Ohio), Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) and Randy Weber (R-Texas). We look forward to working with these House and Senate leaders to produce a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation that incentivizes investment and deployment of the next generation of nuclear energy innovation we need.”

This week, CRES sent a letter to Members of Congress expressing support for the passage of H.R. 6544; read the letter HERE. To learn more about how the Atomic Energy Advancement Act is paving the way for advanced nuclear power plants, check out CRES Forum’s blog HERE.

Read more about nuclear energy’s role in creating a cleaner power grid and reducing global emissions in this joint op-ed by CRES President Heather Reams and 2023 Miss America Grace Stanke.  

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